We are able to draft all manner of documents for you including but not limited to complex Shareholder/Director Agreements as well as Shareholder schemes, Loan Agreements, Contract Renewals, Joint Venture, Agency and Tenancy Agreements.
If the matter is one of dispute and there is no opportunity for moving forward rather than seek to draw the matter out we will be completely upfront saving you any money that we don’t think you need to spend. If of course you have a dispute that we recognise can move forward we will proceed accordingly to review the contract, discuss what your options are and whether or not the matter should be escalated.
We recognise that many agreements can be complex and difficult for the client to work through. In particular those aspects that lead to issues that are in dispute. Often this is a surprise to the clients and involves many layers of complexity that may not have been contemplated when the agreements were first entered into. It is at this point that we proceed with a review of the agreement, explain the issues and processes involved and discuss the clients options moving forward.
Often employment disputes are not just a matter of financial detriment but often involve a great deal of emotional issues. One of the first keys is to manage a client’s expectations which may not always match their perceived expectations. This involves a frank and honest discussion. On the other hand, we have successfully moved forward to settlement in situations in which clients would prefer to keep the matter within the Administrative system being the Labour Tribunal rather than incur extensive costs by having matters moved to the Court system. We have found this has mostly been to the great satisfaction of our clients. We will discuss the issues involved, the process and that which we believe will best suit their needs both immediately and in the future.
Hong Kong is not only an exciting city to do business but it is also very business friendly with favourable tax incentives, little red tape and a very stable and predictable regulatory regime that is fast, friendly and very efficient. We can set up your business for you and everything that entails and have you doing what you do best in no time.
This should be a non-negotiable part of your estate planning. The question becomes why spend your working life building your estate only to place doubt on its protection should you pass away without a Will? Often, we are approached not only by those who are seeking to secure their future but also those who due to health issues or age are seeking immediate protection of their assets and their partner’s futures.
There are also those who are leaving Hong Kong for a variety of reasons and wish to ensure that they’re assets are secure whilst they are not present. We will draft your documents and if urgent provide immediate assistance to you. if you are concerned then please contact us without hesitation.
If you should have children we will also draft Deeds of Guardianship both Temporary and Permanent to ensure the custody of your children are granted to those whom you nominate.
A client may request a Power Of Attorney for a number of reasons, either they may be out of Hong Kong for a period of time and need someone to look after their affairs whilst away, a specific transaction or a General Power Of Attorney allowing for unlimited power. Discuss with us your needs both short or long term and we can have a document expertly drafted and executed to suit those needs as quickly as is required.
We have an extensive network of experienced Solicitors and Barristers who are currently practicing with highly respected Chambers and those who have previously worked with some of Hong Kong’s top firms. We will take instructions at first instance and then discuss with them should it be a matter that can be moved forward with. This saves the client money in not having to approach them straight away.
Copyright and Patent protection is a complex area of law and can often confuse clients as to whether they have shared or singular patents. Often these issues involve their products being sold overseas and their engineering processes being copied to violate their rights. Many clients think it straight forward, but it involves a forensic approach to the signed agreements and technological processes involved. We will comprehensively discuss these issues with the client. After an extensive consultation the client will be fully informed as to whether it is a matter, they wish to move forward with.
Many people are seeking to come and work in the dynamic city of Hong Kong and start a business or those who are seeking to remain beyond their employment contracts but unfortunately without a sponsor. We will extensively go through their issues and describe the process which as one can imagine involves a number of different paths that they can take. This is often an emotional roller coaster experience. We will provide advice and assistance with care and due diligence designed to ease the stress of that journey whilst providing an outcome that will ultimately ensure the experience proceeds and concludes to the client’s satisfaction.
Everyone has different reasons for seeking to migrate to another country and Hong Kong people as well as expatriates are no different. Many seek to relocate for reasons, including employment, expanding or starting a business or send children overseas for the purpose of broadening their educational experience. We are able to apply for and obtain the relevant visas for Europe, Australia and the Caribbean these being among some of the most popular destinations in the world.
For those domiciled in Hong Kong whether it be for employment in a small or multinational company or other commercial reasons such as starting or running a business they may be subject to double taxation requirements in their home countries. Many may not realise this until they have received demands from their home countries tax offices.
There may also be issues facing Hong Kong citizens for the same reasons who are domiciled overseas and are required to meet tax obligations back home. If this is the case, we have experts in Hong Kong, the United States, Australia and UK to meet all your tax needs.
We have an extensive network of Solicitors, Barristers and Registered Immigration experts in Hong Kong and Internationally; resulting in a high level of satisfaction which has made us a highly sought after and valued service.
If you don’t find what you need listed here, please don’t hesitate to contact us as it may be a matter that we can also proceed to assist you with.